Swollen legs, belly and face? Sometimes water retention does not give you peace and makes you feel like a real balloon ready to explode.
Although the triggering causes are different and of different origins, it is possible to facilitate microcirculation and eliminate excess fluids. How? Thanks to an enzyme present in the pineapple stem, Bromelain !
The term bromelain refers to two proteolytic enzymes , discovered respectively in the fruit and the other in the stem of the pineapple, these are proteins capable of degrading other proteins into amino acids.
They are activated both in an acidic environment , therefore in the stomach , and in a neutral environment, i.e. in the intestine, where they favor the digestive function .
In addition to promoting the drainage of liquids , enzymes are particularly effective in case of inflammatory conditions , including those resulting from physical trauma. Its anti-inflammatory activity derives from the action of bromelain on cytokines or compounds abundantly present in inflammatory conditions. Furthermore, it seems that the proteolytic enzymes , penetrating into the bloodstream are attracted to the proteins present in the damaged tissues, instaturating the repairing and regenerative processes of the cells.
Why consume pineapple?
Pineapple contains organic acids (citric, malic and oxalic acids) which give the fruit a diuretic action , that is, it promotes the drainage of body fluids. By stimulating diuresis , the pineapple stem can help prevent and counter cellulite . This is because, in addition to being a skin blemish , it is a real inflammatory process that leads to the stagnation of liquids in the spaces between the cells. This phenomenon, associated with the deposition of fat under the skin, causes the morphological alterations typical of the orange peel .
Bromelain, ok. But in what form?
Since the consumption of the fruit does not provide the right amount of this enzyme, it has been concentrated in convenient tablets, which can be taken for different purposes.
To benefit from the draining action, in fact, we recommend taking 1 to 2 tablets a day with a little water between meals, if instead the goal is to facilitate the digestive action, the tablets should be taken immediately after. meals.
In general, therefore, Bromelain is a useful supplement to support digestive function , the drainage of body fluids, the functionality of the microcirculation and to counteract the imperfections of cellulite.
The warm season is approaching, what are you waiting for?